1910 Fruitgum Company

In 1967, the 1910 Fruitgum Company® was signed to a recording contract with Buddah Records. Their first release in 1968, Simon Says, became a top of the chart hit in the US and ranked number two in the United Kingdom, staying on the charts for over 10 weeks. The group followed up with 1-2-3 Red Light which hit the charts

Andy Kim

Andy Kim was born on December 5, 1952. Barely into his teens, an ambitious Andy arrived in New York City from his native Montreal in 1967 with $40 in his pocket and no idea how to pursue his dream of becoming a songwriter. He knocked on doors and soon returned home with the knowledge on

The Angels® 

The Angels® is one of rock and roll’s favorite girl groups, known world-wide for their smash hit record, “My Boyfriend’s Back,” and are currently portrayed in the Broadway smash hit “Jersey Boys.” Two “Jersey” girls founded the group that came to be known as the Angels®: Barbara (Bibs) Allbut Brown and sister, Jiggs Allbut Sirico, formed

The Association

THE ASSOCIATION is one of the most popular and successful bands to have come out of the sixties. They have sold over thirty million records, earning six gold discs and one platinum. Their Warner Bros. “Greatest Hits” album continues to be one of the longest best-selling albums in the company’s history. The Association’s number one

Big Brother & The Holding Company

Evolving out of the San Francisco rock scene of the mid-1960s, Big Brother was in the forefront of the psychedelic music movement. The band was formed by Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, James Gurley and Chuck Jones in San Francisco, in the Haight Ashbury section. Originally called the Blue Yard Hill, with various members floating in

BJ Thomas

BJ had mega-big secular hits in the 60’s and 70’s such as “Hooked on a Feeling” and “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head” before becoming a Christian. There aren’t many areas of popular music B.J. Thomas hasn’t impacted. Since the mid-1960’s, when he became one of the most successful artists on the American musical landscape,

Blood, Sweat & Tears

A musical institution, Blood Sweat & Tears has left an indelible mark on the American music scene since 1968. One of the greatest horn bands in the history of popular music, BS&T’s alumni roster reads like a Who’s Who of the world’s greatest jazz and rock musicians. As BS&T has evolved through the years, it

Bobby Goldsboro

Bobby Goldsboro’s career has been a remarkable evolution. This multi-talented performer started out in the early sixties as a guitarist with the legendary Roy Orbison. During his three years with Orbison he traveled all over the world and even toured with The Beatles. In 1964, Bobby started his solo career by recording the first of

Bobby Rydell

Bobby Rydell, was born Robert Ridarelli April 26, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA. In the 1950’s he captured the world’s attention and the hearts of every teeny bopper. One of the premier teen idols of the day, Bobby soon set himself apart in the early days of rock as more than just a pretty face. He

Brian Hyland

Born on November 9, 1943 in Queens, New York, Brian Hyland’s first hit came at the young age of 16 when “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” was a runaway hit in the summer of 1960.  On the ABC label, he had some minor hits with “Let Me Belong To You”, “Ginny Come Lately”,

The Buckinghams

It all started with “KIND OF A DRAG,” the #1 Billboard hit recorded by five teenagers from Chicago’s west side. For the past two and a half decades, THE BUCKINGHAMS have successfully toured the nation with their signature pop music featuring founding members Carl Giammarese (lead vocals) and Nick Fortuna (bass and vocals). Their show

The Byrds

In 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA, there was the start of something great. Three musicians, Jim McGuinn, David Crosby, and Gene Clark, formed a group called The Jet Set, which quickly became The Beefeaters. Under that name, the single “Please Let Me Love You” was released on Elektra. The group soon added a drummer named Mike

Chris Montez

Chris Montez, born in Los Angeles in 1943, grew up in Hawthorne influenced by his Hispanic culture and the rock ‘n roll success of Richie Valens. Music was an integral part of his family life and Chris began singing rancheras with his older brothers when he was a kid. They taught him to play the

Emil Stucchio and The Classics

A certain magic happens the moment the Classics step onto the stage and begin to sail from one song to another. Their unique vocal and visual styling, selection of material and overall performance puts them in a class of their own. Raised in Brooklyn, NYC and known in 1958 as the Perennials, they changed their

The Contours

The road to a Motown recording contract wasn’t an easy one for The Contours. Berry Gordy wasn’t very impressed following a 3-song audition in 1959 and sent them packing. Hubert Johnson, one of the original members of The Contours thought his cousin, the legendary Jackie Wilson might be able to help the group with some

The Crickets

In a career that has spanned over 35 years and millions of records, the Crickets are unquestionably the American Rock and Roll band. Since the group’s founding in 1957 they have influenced virtually every major rock performer in this country and abroad – from Bruce Springsteen and Dylan to the Rolling Stones and Beatles (whose

The Crystals

The Crystals were one of the most successful girl groups of the 1960s. Barbara Alston , Mary Thomas , Delores “Dee Dee” Kennibrew, Merna Girard and Patricia “Patsy” Wright formed the band in high school under the leadership of Alston’s uncle, Benny Wells. The group soon signed with Phil Spector’s label Philles Records. Spector then

Danny & The Juniors

Danny & The Juniors began singing together in the early 1950’s. The four Philadelphia youngsters — Frank Maffei, Danny Rapp, Joe Terranova and Dave White — were only 13 and 14 years old and known as The Juvenairs. Big fans of the local rhythm and blues radio stations. it was there they they heard the

Dee Dee Sharp

Born in Philadelphia on September 9, 1945, Dee Dee began singing in her grandfather’s church. Answering a newspaper ad at age 13 for a girl who could read music, play piano and sing, she was soon singing background vocals on records by Frankie Avalon, Freddie Cannon and Chubby Checker. In 1962 she took center state

The Del-Vikings

The Del-Vikings are a vocal group that came together in a Pittsburgh Air Force Base. When their single “Come Go With Me”, featuring the lead vocals of Norman Wright,  in early 1957, it began a 31-week run on the charts, reaching number four on the pop chart and number three on the R&B chart during the

Denny Laine

At the height of the British invasion, Denny Laine was one of the most recognizable voices on the entire British music scene. As the lead singer on the Moody Blues’recording of “Go Now” — a worldwide multi-million seller — he stood out in a large pack, and did so splendidly. His soulful, agonized lead vocal performance, coupled with

Dickey Lee

In his sixth decade of hit making, Dickey Lee’s awesome track record includes twenty “BMI” awards, six “Million Performance Awards” and a reputation as one of Nashville’s most consistently creative and soulful writers. Dickey’s place as a major hit recording artist beginning in the early, formative days of rock ‘n’ roll, and he still retains